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KBE Donates Thanksgiving Dinners to 225 Families in CT and MD

Farmington, Conn and Columbia, MD – KBE Building Corporation (KBE),, completed its fifth annual “Gift of Gobble” program, a favorite program in the company’s award-winning community outreach initiative, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

At KBE Connecticut office, employees and their families from the Connecticut office gathered early  on Saturday, November 23, to assemble 200 boxes of food for Connecticut families in need. Each box will included all the essentials for a classic Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan.

Boxes were delivered to charitable organizations throughout Connecticut last weekend. KBE provided Gift of Gobble meals for community and family service agencies and food banks including Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport; Food Bank at Access Community Services in Danielson; Jewish Homein Fairfield; Farmington Community Services in Farmington; Odd Fellows in Groton; Columbus House and AFRC in Middletown; Habitat for Humanity and Columbus House in New Haven; and Waterbury Youth Services in Waterbury.

>>Watch KBE volunteers work their assembling skills online with KBE Gift of Gobble:  Thanksgiving’s On Us!

[For print-ready high resolution images of KBE associates assembling Gift of Gobble boxes, contact Beth at 240-461-4769 or view online in Google+.]

KBE’s Columbia, Md. staff also got in on the Gift of Gobble action, assembling 25 Gifts of Gobble boxes in conjunction with generous food donations from Harris Teeter. The meals were delivered to two Maryland charities, Sarah’s House in Ft. Meade and the Bea Gaddy Family Center in East Baltimore.

KBE’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference, launched in 2009 to celebrate KBE’s 50th year in business, highlights the construction company’s legacy of and continued commitment to charitable giving.  50 Ways to Make a Difference focuses on providing support for local children and seniors. A recent addition to the program includes support for returning U.S. veterans.  The program is funded by both significant corporate donations, as well as donations and volunteer time contributed by KBE’s 120+ employees.